January 14, 2019

Valentines is the perfect excuse to enjoy the waves, surf and the beautiful sunsets. Inner city dwellers of Chatswood, you don’t need to travel far to experience the Harbour without being struck by the traffic nor the crowds.

 

That’s why we have curated a list of restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sydney.

 

Aqua Dining

Situated above North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool, Aqua Dining offers a dining experience like no other. With sweeping views from Luna Park to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s Opera House. Chef Davide Rebeccato has created a four course set menu for $125 per person for dinner, $190 per person to include matching wines. Menu details can be found here reservations@aquadining.com.au | 02 9964 9998

 

Sails Lavender Bay

Some say the best start to any dinner is arriving at a restaurant and experiencing views that takes your breath away. A unique restaurant accessible by private boat, ferry or car (closet train station is North Sydney). The menu  focuses on fresh seafood combined with classic French cooking. Five course tasting menu with matching wines, $195 per person. info@sailslavenderbay.com | 02 9955 5998

 

Alternatively, you can create your own Valentine’s Day dinner in the comfort of your own 1 bedroom apartment. Our elegant serviced apartments offer a full kitchen where you are free to be expressive with your cooking, here a few recipes ideas to get you started  

 

Clam Linguine

340g linguine

3 tbsp butter

4 garlic cloves

Red pepper flakes

2 tbsp chopped parsley

450g fresh littleneck clams

½ cup dry white wine

3 lemons (1 lemon juice), 2 wedges for serving

 

Step 1. Cook pasta until al dente and drain

Step 2. Medium heat on deep pan with butter, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes and parsley. Cook for 1 min for fragrance.

Step 3. Add clams and put over wine. Cover with lid and cook until clam shells open (approx. 7-10mins) – discard any unopened clams

Step 4. Add lemon juice, cooked linguine and toss until mixed well.

 

Molten Chocolate Cakes

8 tbsp unsalted butter

Cocoa power for dusting

2 2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips melted

½ cup granulated sugar

6 large eggs

2/3 cups flour

1tsp vanilla

2tsp espresso powder

½ tsp salt

Icing sugar for dusting

 

Step 1. Preheat oven to 200’C. Generously butter 12 cups of standard muffin tin. Dust with cocoa powder

Step 2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy with a hand mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour and salt and stir in chocolate.

Step 3. Pour batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Tip: place a large baking sheet on top of the muffin tin and flip over to get cakes out. Place on serving plats, dust with icing sugar and serve.

 

Share your #sebelvalentines with us on Valentine’s Day.

Recipe from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com